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-War on Police-
Two officers shot in southwest Houston
[FOX26HOUSTON] Two officers were shot and have been taken to Ben Taub Hospital and Memorial Hermann Hospital - Texas Medical Center, the Houston Police Department has confirmed.

HPD Chief Art Acevedo says one suspect is still outstanding and should be considered armed and dangerous. The suspect is described as a man wearing dark clothing and a blue bandana.

Chief Acevedo also says three homes were burglarized and the suspect who was killed had been involved in at least one burglary
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Afghanistan
ISIS commander among 7 killed in Nangarhar operations
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least seven loyalists of the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group were killed in a series of operations in eastern Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
province of Afghanistan.

The provincial officials are saying the Lions of Islam were killed as part of the ongoing Shaheen-25 operations.

The officials further added that nine Lions of Islam also sustained injuries during the operations being jointly conducted by the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) in Haska Mina district.

According to the officials, the operations are being conducted with the support of close-air support and artillery units of the Afghan army.

Nangarhar is among the relatively calm provinces in eastern Afghanistan but the anti-government armed bad boy groups have recently increased to their insurgency activities in some remote districts of the province.

Both the Taliban snuffies and loyalists of ISIS terrorist group are occasionally conducting insurgency activities by staging coordinated attacks, roadside kaboomings and ambushes against the security forces and government officials.

The Shaheen-25 operations were launched nearly one month ago in response to the growing insurgency of the anti-government armed Lions of Islam in Haska Mina, Kot, Achin and some other remote districts.

Posted by: Fred || 03/01/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [320 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Suicide bombers attack Taliban compound in West of Afghanistan
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A group of jacket wallahs launched a coordinated attack on a compound of the Taliban bandidos bad boys in western Herat
...a venerable old Persian-speaking city in western Afghanistan, populated mostly by Tadjiks, which is why it's not as blood-soaked as areas controlled by Pashtuns...
province of Afghanistan.

According to the local government officials, the incident took place late on Sunday night in the restive Shindand district.

Provincial governor’s front man Jilani Farhad confirmed the incident and said reports suggest at least two suicide bombers stormed into the compound of a rival group led by Mullah Rasool.

He said the festivities continued for at least half hour before the two suicide bombers were killed during the exchange of fire.

Farhad further added that reports indicate at least three Death Eaters loyal to Mullah Rasool were also killed during the clash.

Posted by: Fred || 03/01/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [345 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  Ah, intramural activities.
Posted by: Pappy || 03/01/2017 8:15 Comments || Top||

#2  Sounds like a win-win.
Posted by: AlanC || 03/01/2017 10:45 Comments || Top||


Policemen and prisoners suffer casualties in Helmand bombing
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least five people were killed or maimed in an kaboom in the outskirts of Lashkargah city, the scenic provincial capital of southern Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
province of Afghanistan.

According to the local government officials, the incident took place as a convoy of the Afghan police special forces was transferring a number of detainees to neighboring Kandahar province.

The officials further added that the convoy was targeted in the kaboom in Do Rahi area of Lashkargah city.

They also added that five people including coppers were killed or maimed in the attack.

However,
the hip bone's connected to the leg bone...
another official said two prisoners were killed in the attack and at least three coppers were maimed.

Posted by: Fred || 03/01/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [346 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Taliban commander among 5 killed or wounded in Nangarhar drone strike
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A commander of the Taliban group was among at least five faceless myrmidons killed or maimed in a US dronezap in eastern Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
province of Afghanistan.

According to the local security officials, the Arclight airstrike was carried out late on Monday night in Chaparhar district.

Provincial police front man Hazrat Hussain Mashraqiwal confirmed that the faceless myrmidons were targeted in Sangini area of Chaparhar late on Monday night.

He said a commander of the Taliban group was killed along with another Lion of Islam and at least three others were maimed.

Mashraqiwal further added that the Arclight airstrike did not incur any casualties to the local residents or security personnel.

Nangarhar has been among the relatively calm provinces since the fall of the Taliban regime but the anti-government armed bad boy groups have recently increased their insurgency activities in some remote districts during the recent years.

The US forces based in Afghanistan resumed their counter-terrorism operations last year under a broader role granted by the B.O. regime.

The operations were resumed amid concerns that the bad boy groups including ISIS loyalists are attempting to expand their activities and presence in this province.

Posted by: Fred || 03/01/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [323 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Eleven Afghan Police Killed in ‘Insider Attack’
[ENGLISH.ALMANAR.LB] An Afghan policeman linked to the Taliban rubbed out 11 of his colleagues at a checkpoint in the southern province of Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
, officials said Tuesday, in the latest so-called "insider attack".

The incident occurred late Monday while the coppers were sleeping in their barracks in the lovely provincial capital Lashkar Gah, as the Taliban escalate a deadly winter campaign of violence.

Bloodied corpses of the coppers were strewn around the checkpoint, many of them shot from close range, witnesses said, in a setback for Afghan forces before what is expected to be another fierce spring fighting season.

"A policeman affiliated to the Taliban shot 11 of his colleagues, killing all of them," a provincial official told AFP, declining to be named.

"He then fled the area, taking all the ammunition and firearms with him," he said, adding that police had launched a search for the Taliban infiltrator.

The Boost government hospital in Lashkar Gah had received the bodies of the 11 coppers, a health official told AFP.

Taliban holy warriors, who control vast swathes of the opium-ravaged province, grabbed credit for the killings.

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Africa North
Nine Islamist militants 'neutralised' in Algeria: Ministry
"They're dead, Jim."
[AlAhram] The Algerian army "neutralised" nine Islamists in the North African country's restive eastern Kabylie region on Tuesday, seizing weapons and ammunition, the defence ministry said.

"An army detachment neutralised forces of Evil near Azzefoun," a coastal town 170 kilometres (105 miles) east of Algiers, a ministry statement said.

The authorities use the word "terrorist" to describe armed Islamists who have been active in the country since the early 1990s.

A security source told AFP the gunnies were rubbed out following a search near Azzefoun.

Soldiers also seized ammunition, two Kalashnikov assault rifles, a sniper rifle, a shotgun and five hunting rifles, the source said.

Algeria's army has stepped up operations in its mountainous regions in recent months, killing at least 30 armed Islamists since the beginning of the year.

Earlier this month, the army said it had killed 14 Islamists during a major operation in the Bouira region, 125 kilometres (77 miles) southeast of the capital.

Algerians had hoped that a 2005 peace and reconciliation charter would turn the page on a 1991-2002 civil war that cost 200,000 lives.

But Islamist groups remain active in the south and east, largely targeting security forces.

On Sunday evening, the police foiled a suicide kaboom targeting a cop shoppe in Constantine that was claimed by the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
(IS) holy warrior group.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/01/2017 03:36 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [337 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in North Africa


Africa Subsaharan
Suspected jihadists attack northern Burkina Faso towns
[Ynet] Authorities in Burkina Faso
...The country in west Africa that they put where Upper Volta used to be. Its capital is Oogadooga, or something like that. Its president is currently Blaise Compaoré, who took office in 1987 and will leave office feet first, one way or the other...
say suspected jihadists have attacked two communities in the north while an international film festival takes place in the capital.

The Monday night attacks in Baraboule and Tongomayel are the latest violence to hit this once peaceful landlocked West African nation.

Witnesses said there was no immediate casualty figure, though the assailants set fire to the premises of security forces.
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China-Japan-Koreas
Two women in nerve agent attack on Kim Jong-nam charged with murder
[SCMP] Two women accused of assassinating Kim Jong-nam with a lethal nerve agent were Wednesday charged with murder.

Earlier, Malaysian Attorney General Mohammed Apandi Ali said that the two women -- Indonesian Siti Aisyah and Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong -- would face a mandatory death sentence if convicted.

The pair arrived at the isolated courthouse outside the capital in a police van, part of a convoy of 20 vehicles escorted by police outriders.

The van and the entrance to the building were secured by more than 100 heavily armed police wearing balaclavas and wielding automatic weapons.

The women entered the building wearing t-shirts, surrounded by a scrum of news hounds and police.

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Down Under
Australian anti-terror police arrest man on suspicion of helping Islamic State develop missiles
[SCMP] Australian counterterrorism police jugged
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
a man on Tuesday who officials say was planning to advise the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
group on how to develop missiles.

Australian Federal Police arrested the 42-year-old electrician during a raid at his home in the rural New South Wales town of Young following an 18-month investigation, Police Commissioner Andrew Colvin told news hounds in the nation’s capital, Canberra.

Haisem Zahab, an Australian-born citizen, is accused of researching and designing a laser warning device that could alert the Islamic State group to incoming guided weapons used by coalition forces in Syria and Iraq, Colvin said. He is also accused of researching, designing and modeling systems to assist the Lion of Islam group’s efforts to develop their own long-range guided missiles, Colvin said.
Al Ahram adds:
Zahab appeared in court on two foreign incursion charges punishable by life imprisonment. He was refused bail and will reappear on March 8.
Posted by: Fred || 03/01/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [441 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  seems to me the time to jug him was before he gave the laser defense plans to islamic state

considering asio have unlimited powers now to hack everyone's computer, and considering all the Five Eyes have x-keyscore (at least that's what i understand from snowden) then there's no excuses is there?
Posted by: anon1 || 03/01/2017 7:28 Comments || Top||

#2  oh, just re-read the words "planning to"

my mistake. Carry on.
Posted by: anon1 || 03/01/2017 7:28 Comments || Top||


Europe
4 teenage girls detained in France in suspected attack plots
[Ynet] Three teenage girls and an 18-year-old woman were detained in different parts of La Belle France Tuesday as suspects in attack plots, the Gay Paree prosecutor's office said.

The four teenagers are suspected of taking part in an online chat channel, called The Lionesses, through the Telegram instant messaging application, the office said.

Prosecutors allege they spoke of the possibility of preparing "violent actions."

Three of the detained teens are minors ages 14, 15 and 17. The fourth turned 18 in January, the office said.

Several French news outlets, citing unnamed judicial sources, reported the four teenagers were following the Telegram channel of Rachid Kassim, a French Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
fighter who was targeted in a US dronezap in early February and who is believed to have overseen multiple plots in his homeland.

A growing number of young women and teen girls have been detained in La Belle France on suspicions of plotting attacks within the country or trying to go to Iraq and Syria to join the Islamic State group.
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Berlin criminalizes Islamic State-linked 'Fussilet' mosque activity, sends police to raid 24 sites
[DeutscheWelle] More than 400 coppers took part in raids linked to the mosque. Prosecutors have launched criminal investigations into the association's activity, which is suspected of being a meeting point for radical Islamists.

Berlin's office of the interior banned the mosque association known as "Fussilet 33" on Tuesday. The organization is suspected of being a meeting point for radical Islamists, prosecutors said.

Anis Amri, a Tunisian national who launched an attack on a Berlin Christmas market in December that left 12 people dead and dozens more injured, frequented the mosque, according to authorities.

Last week, authorities in Berlin jugged
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
three men suspected of links to the self-proclaimed "Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
" (IS) turban group in an anti-terror raid. Police said the men had visited the mosque operated by the association.

Police raided 24 locations across Berlin early Tuesday morning with more than 400 law enforcement officers participating in the operation, local authorities said in a tweet.

Authorities closed the mosque following raids last week. The mosque has been under surveillance since 2015 for its suspected links in recruitment activities. It had also raised donations to support terrorist attacks in Syria.

Counterterrorism measures
Banning the association means that the group is formally disbanded and can no longer rent mosques for their activities.

Germany has taken proactive measures to curb terrorist threats and tackle radicalization following the Berlin attack.

The measures include launching dozens of raids across the country and proposing legislation to detain foreign nationals suspected of Lion of Islam activity who have been denied residency, a precursor for deportation.

According to Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere, more than 500 individuals have been classified as a potential threat in Germany, of which roughly half of them are non-German nationals.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/01/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [461 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  They're not "radicals"--they're *literalists*.
Posted by: Crusader || 03/01/2017 10:40 Comments || Top||

#2  Do you think we'll ever see raids on mosques in the US?
Posted by: AlanC || 03/01/2017 10:44 Comments || Top||

#3  exactly, crusader. And they are theocrats. They want their literalist interpretation to be implemented as law
Posted by: anon1 || 03/01/2017 18:02 Comments || Top||

#4  alan c - when trump was elected i was full of hope. Now Flynn got replaced by McMasters, no.
Posted by: anon1 || 03/01/2017 18:03 Comments || Top||


Iraq
IS female bomber arrested in eastern Mosul before attacking school
[Iraq News] Iraqi forces tossed in the calaboose
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
early Tuesday a girl believed to be an Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
member before carrying out a suicide kaboom at a girls school in the security-controlled eastern djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
Sputnik News, quoting a local source, reported that the girl, putting on an boom belt, was on her way to blow herself up inside a girls-only school in Wahda district. Police sealed off the school’s vicinity, according to the source, who said that many IS-linked women had managed to melt within civilians though implicated in brutal abuses against Iraqi women over the past two years.

Since Iraqi government troops became in control of eastern Mosul late January, Islamic State fighters, who fled to strongholds in the west, waged occasional attacks on the liberated areas in the east, either by fighters crossing from the west via the Tigris River or by sending bomb-supplied drones. Militants, some security personnel and non-combatants were killed in those attacks. The assaults have stoked security officials’ concerns that IS might have left sleeper cells in the eastern region that could destabilize liberated districts.

Iraqi troops, starting a new offensive on western Mosul on February 19th, have recently pushed closer to central Mosul, where many strategic government facilities are located.

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Mosul caught in ’strange and terrifying’ battle as IS foreign soldiers fight to the end
[Iraq News] The families cowered in basements, huddling in the dark as war raged overhead between Iraqi forces and Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
gunnies fighting for control of the streets of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
Above ground, soldiers from Iraq’s Rapid Response division move from house to house through the same openings Islamic State gunnies smashed through the walls in preparation to defend their last remaining stronghold in the city’s west.
Continued on Page 49
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Iraqi security forces approaching main government complex in western Mosul
[Iraq News] Iraqi security forces are getting close to the main government complex in western djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
in their offensive to dislodge Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
snuffies from their last stronghold in the city, a military media officer said on Tuesday.

"The provincial council and the governorate building are within the firing range of the Rapid Response forces," a media officer with the elite Interior Ministry units told Rooters.

Iraqi forces recaptured eastern Mosul late January after three months of fighting to take over the city that fell in IS hands in 2014. The forces, invading western Mosul from its southern entrances, have recently regained control over strategic areas, including the city’s airport, a military base, a major bridge and a handful of districts.

Earlier on Tuesday, Federal Police chief, Lt. Gen. Shaker Jawdat, said in statements that 929 Islamic State members were killed since operations began on February 19th to recapture the western side of the city.

According to Jawdat, 200 fighters were killed on Monday alone, adding that 84 booby-trapped vehicles and 3 drones were destroyed and brought down during battles.

Iraqi and U.S.-led coalition generals have predicted the liberation of Mosul to be consummated within six months from the beginning of offensives.
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Iraqi troops take over western Mosul district, village
[Iraq News] Iraqi troops recaptured on Tuesday a village and a residential district in western djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
as a security campaign presses on to clear the region from Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
myrmidons.

Anadolu Agency quoted a military officer saying the troops took over the Wadi Hajar district in the southern area of western Mosul. "Iraqi forces fought fierce battles with bully boyz holed up in Wadi Hajar, located in ISIS-held western Mosul," Colonel Ahmed al-Jubouri of the army’s Nineveh Operations Command told the Agency.

The Defense Ministry’s War Media Cell said Iraqi troops took control of Damerji village, south of Badush, northwest of Mosul.

The Iraqi government launched February 19th a major offensive to clear western Mosul from Islamic State myrmidons, having recaptured the eastern region late January.

Federal Police chief, Lt. Gen. Shaker Jawdat, said in statements earlier on Tuesday that 929 Islamic State members were killed since operations began. According to Jawdat, 200 fighters were killed on Monday alone, adding that 84 booby-trapped vehicles and 3 drones were destroyed and brought down during battles.

Government troops have recently pushed closer to central Mosul, where many strategic government facilities are located. They had made remarkable gains retaking the city’s airport and a major military camp when troops began the campaign invading the region from the south.

The Iraqi migration ministry said Monday operations in western Mosul had so far forced 14.000 civilians to flee the region, bringing the total of people leaving Mosul since the start of operations in October at 235.000.

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Security forces, PMUs kill 12 Islamic State members in Salahuddin
[Iraq News] Iraqi security forces and allied paramilitaries killed 12 Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
members in two separate offensives in Salahuddin province on Tuesday.

Head of the Tigris Operations command, Mezher al-Ezzawi, said nine IS members were killed in a snap attack in Mutaibija, a militancy hotspot on the borders between Salahuddin and Diyala. He said the attack was carried out by joint army and police troops, backed by an Iraqi aerial cover.

Multiple combat equipment belonging to the holy warrior group were seized following the offensive, according to Ezzawi.

Meanwhile,
...back at the desert island, Irene was indignant at the thought of doing such a thing without benefit of clergy...
al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Units), said through its media that three IS jacket wallahs were killed before carrying out an attack against the forces in Doloiya, southeast of Samarra.

IS has escalated violent attacks against security members and civilians across Iraqi provinces over the months that followed the launch of a security campaign to retake its biggest stronghold in djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
last October. Observers believe the attacks aim at making up for losses the group has been sustaining in Mosul.
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Artillery shelling kills IS Official near Baqubah
[Iraq News] A local source in Diyala Province revealed that an Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
’s official was killed in the province by an artillery shelling, Alsumaria News reported on Tuesday.

The source said, "Iraqi army troops shelled, using mortar cannons, locations belonging to the Islamic State in al-Sobaiat area near Hawi al-Mayta, on the borders between Diyala and Salahuddin (75 km north of Baqubah)."

"The shelling resulted in the killing of the IS official, who was responsible for the transfer of Death Eater from Hawija to the borders of Diyala official, also known as Abu Muthana, along with one of his aides," the source added on condition of anonymity.

"The Islamic State is relying on limited members to organize the raids of its murderous Moslems from Hawija to the borders between Diyala and Salahuddin," the source further explained.

Noteworthy, border areas between Diyala and Salahuddin are characterized by significant Islamic State’s presence.
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Double bomb attack on playing field near Baghdad leaves 5 casualties
[Iraq News] A source in the Iraqi Police declared that a civilian was killed, while four others were maimed in a double kaboom on a playing field, south of Baghdad, Alsumaria News reported on Tuesday.

The source said, "Two improvised bombs, planted near a popular playing field in al-Shuhada neighborhood went kaboom!, at afternoon today, consecutively, killing a civilian and wounding four others."

"Security forces rushed to the area of incident, and transferred the maimed to a nearby hospital to receive the needed treatment and the body to the forensic medicine department," the source added on condition of anonymity.

Earlier today, another improvised bomb went kaboom! near a popular market in Bob al-Sham area, north of Baghdad, wounding two civilians.
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Army close to invading Tal Afar, more than 900 militants killed in western Mosul
[Iraq News] The number of Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
gunnies killed since the launch of Iraqi forces offensives to retake western djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
has surpassed 900, the police service said as the army prepares to invade a strategic IS stronghold.

Federal Police chief, Lt. Gen. Shaker Jawdat, said in statements Tuesday that 929 Islamic State members were killed since operations began on February 19th to recapture the western side of the city.

According to Jawdat, 200 fighters were killed on Monday alone, adding that 84 booby-trapped vehicles and 3 drones were destroyed and brought down during battles.

Meanwhile,
...back at the pond, the radioactive tadpoles grown into frogs. Really big frogs, in fact...
Maj. Gen. Najm al-Jubouri, commander of the army’s Nineveh Operations, said in a statement that the army’s 15th division were preparing to invade the town of Tal Afar, a strategic Islamic State stronghold in northwestern Mosul.

Pro-government militias, al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Units), have been recapturing villages around Tal Afar since operations to retake Mosul launched in October 2016.

Iraqi forces recaptured eastern Mosul late January after three months of fighting to take over the city that fell in IS hands in 2014. The forces recently regained control over strategic areas in the western region, including the city’s airport, a major bridge and a handful of districts.

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#1  Throw their bodies in a wood chipper with a pig and cremate what comes out after it dries in the sun. Watch the rest give up.
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2 IEDs explosion kills 8 volunteer soldiers near Tikrit
[Iraq News] Eight members of al-Hashd al-Shaabi were killed by improvised bombs kaboom in al-Alam area, east of Tikrit, a source told Alsumaria News on Tuesday.

The source said, "Two improvised bombs, emplaced on the roadside in al-Alam area, east of Tikrit, went kaboom! at afternoon today, killing eight members of al-Hashd al-Shaabi."

"Security forces arrived in the area of incident and transferred the casualties to a nearby hospital," the source added on condition of anonymity.

It is worth to mention that Salahuddin Province is witnessing several suicide kabooms, using improvised bombs and booby-trapped vehicles, against civilians and security members.
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Al-Hashd al-Shaabi repulse IS attack southeast of Tikrit
[Iraq News] A local source in Salahuddin Province informed that al-Hashd al-Shaabi forces managed to repulse an attack launched by the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
group, southeast of Tikrit, Alsumaria News reported on Tuesday.

The source said, "Al-Hashd al-Shaabi’s 9th brigade repelled an attack launched by the Islamic State on Albu Khado village, southeast of Tikrit District."

"The security forces also burned two vehicles belonging to the terrorist group and killed their drivers, as well as arresting another IS member," the source added on condition of anonymity.

Earlier today, eight members of al-Hashd al-Shaabi were killed by improvised bombs kaboom in al-Alam area, east of Tikrit.
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Southeast Asia
Indonesian police in gunfight after pressure cooker bomb attack in Bandung
[SCMP] Indonesian police rubbed out a suspected krazed killer linked to the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
(IS) group during a firefight at a government office Monday after a small bomb was set off nearby.

Witnesses described terrifying scenes as the attacker stormed into the building brandishing a dagger and began yelling at staff and starting fires. TV footage showed heavily armed police firing on the office through clouds of smoke.

But no one apart from the attacker was hurt in the incident in the city of Bandung on Java island, which started with a pressure cooker bomb exploding in a park before the shootout erupted in the office opposite.

Police said the attacker was a former terror convict from an IS-supporting network called Jamaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD), which has been blamed for a series of recent attacks in Indonesia including an assault in Jakarta last year.

Indonesia, the world’s most populous Moslem-majority country, has long struggled with Islamic militancy and hundreds of turbans from the Southeast Asian state have flocked to fight with IS, sparking fears that weakened Death Eater outfits could get a new lease of life.

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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Clashes Resume in Ain Al-Hilweh as Ceasefire Collapses
[ENGLISH.ALMANAR.LB] Gunfight resumed in the south Leb Paleostinian refugee camp of Ain al-Hilweh Tuesday after the already fragile ceasefire collapsed.

Al-Manar correspondent in Sidon reported that festivities renewed at 10:00 a.m. between Fatah group and myrmidon bad boys.

Three people were maimed the festivities, including a boy whose wounds were serious, according to our correspondent.

Sub-machine guns and projectiles were used in the festivities which erupted in Fawqani neighborhood, our correspondent said.

Sporadic fire on Tuesday reached neighborhoods outside the camp, including Saineeq neighborhood in Sidon.

UNRWA (United Nations
...an organization conceived in the belief that we're just one big happy world, with the sort of results you'd expect from such nonsense...
Relief and Works Agency) schools and clinics did not open their doors for the second day Tuesday, with a large number of people were reported fleeing the festivities in the camp.

Warring Paleostinian factions are expected to hold a meeting Tuesday to continue talks which began one day earlier over the situation in the camp.

They met at the Paleostinian Embassy Monday, with Ambassador Ashraf Dabbour and Fatah Central Committee member Azzam al-Ahmad both attending.

The factions discussed ways to maintain the fragile cease-fire that was brokered Sunday after days of festivities erupted last week between the Fatah Movement and forces of Evil militants.

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Syrian Army Blocks Turkish-backed Groups’ Progress in Aleppo Eastern Countryside
[ENGLISH.ALMANAR.LB] The Syrian army advanced on Tuesday in Aleppo eastern countryside and blocked the progress of the Turkish-backed gangs after its units met with the Kurdish forces. The Syrian army also continued striking the terrorist groups in various provinces, killing scores of ISIS and Nusra Front murderous Moslems.
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